Virus Scanners

The central mail gateway of the Department of Computer Science is protected by the virus scanner Sophos. It checks all mails, that 

  • we receive from internet mail addresses
  • are sent to internet mail addresses 
  • are sent between mail servers of the workgroups.


It is impossible to scan all mails for viruses for technical reasons, like encrypted or encoded mails. Do therefore always install a second virus scanner on your workstation computer. 

The SPARC Suns, administered by the computer operations group, use the command line tool sweep. 

For other workstation computers we recommend to use the free campus licence of Sophos, which can be attained from the computer center.